DRAMA TEACHER CLPD WORKSHOPS

All sessions for this pilot project are now fully booked.
DRAMA TEACHER CLPD WORKSHOPS

Join Artistic Director Dominic Hill and staff of the Citizens Theatre to gain a practical insight into the directing and stage management process. This series of live workshops on Zoom involving professional actors is a pilot project to support Secondary School Drama Teachers to develop tools to use immediately in the classroom.

Each week we will look at a different topic (see the schedule below for details) and you can select the workshops that most interest you. There will be also an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of each session.

What will I need?

To access the workshops, you will need a laptop, tablet or smartphone and an application called Zoom which you can download for free.

All sessions for this pilot project are now fully booked.

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday 16th September: Directing a contemporary monologue

Dominic Hill, Artistic Director, introduces how he would approach directing a contemporary piece of text, and will put this into action directing an actor who has not seen this text before. The emphasis here will be on using the text to understand the character's intention and how to deliver the speech in accordance with this. This workshop supports Drama Skills and Performing at National 5, Highers,  Advanced Highers and National Progression Award. 

Tuesday 22nd September: Directing a classical monologue

Dominic Hill, Artistic Director, introduces how he would approach directing a Shakespearean text, then puts this into action directing an actor who has not seen the text before. The emphasis here will be on using the text and language to understand the character’s intention and how to deliver the speech in accordance with this. This workshop supports Drama Skills and Performing at National 5, Highers, Advanced Highers and National Progression Award. 

Tuesday 29th September: An actor’s approach to contemporary text and building a character

Louise Brown, Creative Learning Officer, talks to an actor about how they would approach a contemporary piece of text and build a character for performance. This workshop supports Drama Skills and performing at Higher, Advanced Higher and National Progression Award.

Tuesday 6th October: Directing a two-hander scene

Dominic Hill, Artistic Director, introduces how he would direct a scene with two characters. This will then be put into action directing two actors who are new to that piece of text. The workshop will focus on using the text to understand the relationship between two characters and what effect they are having on each other. This will lead to an understanding of the best way to deliver the text to reflect this. This workshop supports Drama Skills and Performing at National 5, Highers, Advanced Highers and National Progression Award. 

Tuesday 20th October: Stage Management

Natalia Cortes, Company Stage Manager, and Barry Forde, Assistant Stage Manager, talk about what their jobs entail and the process they go through before and during rehearsal leading to performance. This includes working with the director, sourcing props, marking up and keeping the book, floor mark-up etc. This workshop supports Production Skills at National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and National Progression Award 

  • DATES
    DateTimeInformation
    16 Sep7 - 8.15pmDirecting a contemporary monologue
    22 Sep7 - 8.15pmDirecting a classical monologue
    29 Sep7 - 8.15pmAn actor’s approach to contemporary text and building a character
    6 Oct7 - 8.15pmDirecting a two-hander scene
    20 Oct7 - 8.15pmStage Management

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